Professor Bart Jacobs receives the Stevin Prize from NWO. The Stevin Prize primarily honours the societal impact. Jacobs will receive 2.5 million euros, which he can spend on scientific research and activities related to knowledge utilisation.


Bart Jacobs (1963), Professor of Security, Privacy and Identity at Radboud University Nijmegen, is an international renowned and appreciated cybersecurity specialist. He has succeeded in conducting innovative research with enormous societal impact and doesn’t mince his words and speaks out consistently on many issues confronting society and citizens in relation to digital privacy and security. At the same time, he is an authoritative figure for every scientist with whom he works.